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Dr. Laura Altom, MD

General Surgery
4.1 (15)
Accepting new patients
15 years of experience

Overview

Dr. Laura Altom, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Cary, NC. They specialize in General Surgery, has 15 years of experience, and is board certified in General Surgery. They graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Rex Hospital.

Dr. Altom works at North Carolina Surgery at Cary in Cary, NC with other offices in Holly Springs, NC. They frequently treat conditions like Intestinal Obstruction, Colorectal Cancer and Anal and Rectal Cancer along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Locations

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    North Carolina Surgery at Cary
    1505 SW Cary Pkwy, Cary, NC 27511 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (919) 784-7874
  2. 2
    North Carolina Surgery at Holly Springs
    781 Avent Ferry Rd, Holly Springs, NC 27540 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (919) 784-7874

Hospital Affiliations
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  • Rex Hospital

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    Jul 12, 2020
    Dr Altom was recommended to me by 2 of my fellow church members and I can see why they recommended her.She is awesome! I recently had a sigmoid colectomy done by Dr Altom. She was very informative and took alot of time explaining my surgery (what to expect,potential problems, etc). I felt very informed and I could tell she felt very confident in her ability to do this surgery which put me at ease. I had a very successful surgery with very little pain and NO complications. Her staff was great as well.Her assistant Melissa (can't recall if she is a NP or PA) was great as well.I have already recommended Dr Altom to several people and will continue to do so. Being in the medical field myself, I tend to look more closely at things, but I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr Altom!!!!!
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    About Dr. Laura Altom, MD

    Specialties
    • General Surgery
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 15 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1144481409
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Ochsner Medical Center
    Fellowship
    Internship
    • Uab Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
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    Dr. Laura Altom, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Altom is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Altom has an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Altom has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Altom has seen patients for Intestinal Obstruction, Colorectal Cancer and Anal and Rectal Cancer, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Altom on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    15 patients have reviewed Dr. Altom. The overall rating for this provider is 4.1. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Altom.

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